Hubert Neal Jr
Hubert Neal Jr grew up in the city of Chicago to parents from Belize, Central America. From as far back as he can remember, his favorite activities were reading and drawing, incessantly. Neal attended The School of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University, where he studied painting, drawing, photography, and graphic design. By this time he’d decided to start having his own solo exhibitions every semester, because he wanted to ensure that he was ready to be a “professional.” For the longest time, he was concerned with being the most technically proficient artist possible, but he evolved to realize that artist’s have power—the power to influence. He decided he could do more, and so he uses his art to address social issues. Neal has exhibited at home in the United States, as well as places as rich and varied as India, Jamaica, and Belize. Neal’s current exhibit, Black & Blue, is on view at iv Gallery in Los Angeles.